Is your teen interested in learning computer coding, but you don’t know where to begin? I have collected a few free coding and computer science courses over the years, and today I found another! This one is a free computer science course just for beginners. Take it alongside your teen, maybe? Or let him study on his own, as mine does (he’s way faster at catching onto it than I am!).
How to access this free computer science course:
Visit Udacity to sign up for Intro to Computer Science. The course will take about 3 months to complete but you may start and end at any time.
Here is a list of the lessons:
- Write your first computer program
- Write programs to do repeating work
- How to manage data
- Responding to queries
- How programs run
- How to have infinite power
- Past, present and the future of computing
Want other options? Here are a few of the other courses I’ve found for learning computer coding and computer programming:
This free computer programming course is for all ages, from elementary to high school, and is bright and colorful — like learning with virtual Legos.
These free coding lessons are not as interactive as others, but are taught through a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor, where you can see immediately how your HTML code will look. (I use this site often for working on this website)
And these free computer programming courses were created by Carnegie-Mellon for middle to high schoolers. It’s an interactive learning environment through a downloaded program.
Finally, if your teen wants to learn game development, check out this free course from Microsoft
See my entire collection of free computer science courses here.